HVG reports on the return to politics of a former prime minister of Hungary, Gordan Bajnai.
A commentator in the Financial Times writes that the emerging three-tier EU will put the single market at risk.
The British press, including the Guardian, are reporting that a British executive for ExxonMobil has been killed after being shot three times as he left an Italian restaurant in a suburb of Brussels. The killing occurred on 14 October and has been subject to a news blackout.
Ankara has come to realise that it has been overtaken by events in Syria, writes a commentator in the Financial Times.
Statistically, the UK is out of recession – but it took an Olympian effort to achieve even this fragile upturn, writes the Guardian.
A commentator in the UK's Independent writes that if the City of London loses the trust of the people it serves, whether home or abroad, it is finished. Customers are not to be thought of as sales targets but as people with whom the institution aims to have a mutually profitable relationship.
When Europe turns its clocks one hour back this Sunday, two countries are going to have it their own way: Russia and Belarus will move out of step with much of the northern hemisphere by sticking with ‘eternal summer time', introduced last year by Russia's then president, Dmitry Medvedev (pictured). The Moscow Times has a report.
Poland's Gazeta Wyborcza picks up on a troublng Georgian report of conditions in Poland's immigration centres.
The Guardian reports that unemployment in Spain has reached a record high of 25% in the last quarter, taking the total to 5,778,100. The government's labour reforms and recession are being blamed for the increase.
The Telegraph reports that Britain has bounced back so strongly from recession that there is no need for more money printing. Economists had been expecting the Bank of England to restart quantitative easing next month with another £50bn on top of the £375bn completed.
Malta is the most difficult place to do business in Europe, according to a report in the Malta Independent. According to the World Bank, access to credit, dealing with construction permits and red tape in starting businesses, getting electricity and enforcing contracts have made Malta one of the least business-friendly countries in Europe, and the world.
Greece's Democratic Left Party, the smallest of the three parties in the governing coalition, continues to oppose labour reforms sought by Greece's foreign creditors in exchange for unblocking the next instalment of a bail-out, writes Kathimerini.
To Vima carries a break-down of what the reforms would bring.
Nezavisne novine reports that Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, changed the itinerary for the good-bye tour of the Balkans at the last moment to include Bosnia and Herzegovina, amid fears that the country's situation could spread instability. Clinton will be accompanied by Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief.
The Wall Street Journal has a long piece about Clinton's performance as secretary of state and how her record has been overshadowed by the killing of the American ambassador to Libya.
Syria's government and the country's main rebel groups have agreed a four-day ceasefire over the Eid al-Adha holiday, writes L'Orient-Le Jour. The paper reports that immediately before the ceasefire, the Free Syrian Army took control of a neighbourhood in Aleppo previously controlled by a Kurdish militia aligned with the government.
The New York Times reports that the family of Wen Jiabao, China's outgoing prime minister, controls assets worth at least $2.7 billion.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung looks at the state of Europes automotive sector after Ford announced major job losses in Belgium and elsewhere. The paper says that the slump has affected cars in many price ranges and there are signs that the market is not picking up, even in places where the economy is recovering. And the big winner from all this? German manufacturers, the paper says.
The German newspapers give great prominence to the performance of technology giant Apple. Financial Times Deutschland says that the company has posted record results for the year but that there are still some disappointments, with the iPad not selling as much as expected.
Handelsblatt is also excited by the story. The paper says that Google, Amazon, Samsung and Microsoft are biting into Apples core market. In a commentary piece, the paper says that the smartphone market is now saturated.
Die Zeit also has this story.